With DistroKid, it’s easy to become a TIDAL Master!
We've worked with TIDAL to develop a system for artists to upload their qualifying files directly to DistroKid to be submitted to TIDAL.
To start, head over to the upload form and fill out the information for your release. At the bottom of the upload form under the "EXTRAS (OPTIONAL BUT AWESOME)" section, select "Tidal Master" for a one time, nonrecurring fee of $8.99 per single, or $17.99 per album of 2+ tracks.
TIDAL Masters delivers the sound of your original master recording, so be sure to upload your master audio file in WAV, FLAC, or AIFF file formats. Files should also be stereo and at least 44.1 kHz / 16-bit—we recommend aiming higher to take full advantage of the benefits of TIDAL Masters.
Eligible files should have their loudness level and headroom adjusted to -16dB integrated LUFS, with -1dB true peak maximum.
Your masters will then be verified and encoded so your tracks will display the “MASTER” badge on TIDAL, and delivers audiophile quality on other streaming services & devices developed by Astell & Kern, Onkyo, Technics, iFi, AudioQuest, and many more.